Blooming March in zone 10 - unbelievably strong scent at night
This double 'Pearl' started from bulbs few years ago, had multiplied many many times since then. This one is in a pot in Rockledge, Florida (32955). This is Photo #1 of 2.
THEY MULTIPLY QUICKLY AND WE SEPARATE THE BULBS EVERY 2 YEARS. THEY ARE VERY FRAGRENT AND MAKE A GOOD CUT FLOWER. WE ARE IN ZONE 9a. THE SOIL IS NEUTRAL AND THEY ARE REGULARLY WATERED.
This tuberose has a wonderful fragrance.
unopened buds 5/25/2007 Houston, Texas
Both the single and double tuberose look identical as bulbs. This is after a single season's growth.
Double Flowering Tuberose, Rajanigandha 'The Pearl' (Polianthes tuberosa) blooms ... Photo (lightened by htop) courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr. Kula Ace Hardware and Nursery Kula, Maui, Hawaii. September 06, 2007
close-up of bloom
This is from Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl', given to me on our 30th (pearl) wedding anniversary by my wife
A persuasive perfumer.
What these lack in the visual sense they certainly make up for in scent!!
i ADORE this flower ! it's my only dbl , so i make sure all it's surroundings are condusive to procreating ......
Polianthes tuberosaberosa L.
I got bulbs late last summer, potted them up and overwintered in the greenhouse, It starting blooming last week, the end of Feb. Hope it blooms again when it's supposed to !
Arley Hall & Gardens, England. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/